This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the first Congressional hearing on gun violence since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made the opening statement:
"Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now. Americans are counting on you. Thank you."
Wayne La Pierre, head of the National Rifle Association, also testified:
"Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals. Nor do we believe that the government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families."
For the latest we go to Dan Berman, deputy Congressional editor at Politico.